If you are heading to London in England this December, you probably would like to see the Christmas lights. But, where do you see the Christmas lights in London? Here I am going to tell you the spots to see these beautiful festive lights.
I have returned back to England after three and a half months sailing onboard a cruise ship. Cruising around Alaska, along the Californian Coast, Hawaii and French Polynesia. Read more about my cruising life here.
On my first weekend home I was ready for everything to do with Christmas. As this is the first time in years I am home in England to enjoy the festivities. I spent the weekend in London checking out the Christmas lights with my sister.
go in London to See the Christmas Lights?
Where do you see all these gorgeous lights in London? There are lights everywhere you look, but to see the big displays you need to go to Oxford Street, Carnaby, Regent Street, Covent Garden and Bond Street.
It gets dark so early in winter around 4 pm its pitch black, so there no need to wait all night for the sun to go down to see the beautiful lights.
All the big department stores have amazing Christmas lights outside and beautiful displays inside. We went into Liberty’s, the building is stunning as it is a listed building and made out of two old ships. Inside the Christmas, displays were gorgeous and in the middle of the atrium there was a big hot air balloon all lit up.
Selfridges as always looked grand with its big pillars lit up and John Lewis and House of Fraser was very sparkly with all the lights twinkling away.
The lights on Oxford Street were fantastic with ‘Christmas is Calling’ flashing lights along the street and all the trees were wrapped with lights, it sparkled all down the street.
Carnaby Christmas lights were my favourite it was as it was all glitz and glamour with glitter, purple lights and crowns.
Walking around London at Christmas has a festive feel as it is busy and everyone is shopping you can’t beat the vibe.
If you are visiting London in December there are several Christmas lights tours either by a London double-decker bus or Christmas Lights and Markets Tour in London. These are great ways to see the lights without getting lost or avoiding the crowds on the bus tours.
After seeing all the lights enjoy a glass or two of mulled wine in one of the many pubs. Happy Holidays!
Essential London Info
- Weather in December: 0*C – 10*C
- Currency: £ Pound Sterling £
- Language: English
- Beware of pickpocketers in central London
- Dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes
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